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Corn, Wheat & Rice Trash Make Concrete Stronger

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Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Interesting use of these resources
Ann R. Thryft   4/15/2013 12:57:16 PM
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Elizabeth, what I really liked about this one was the multi-win-win strategy. Keep a potential pollutant out of landfills, use something that's otherwise thrown away (=trash) to squeeze even more value out if it (aka recycling of a sort), make a better product with it that's also got a better carbon footprint than the previous ingredient, and help farmers make more $$ by selling the  cellulosic trash instead of paying to have it hauled away. Now--how do we apply this model elsewhere?

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Ann R. Thryft   4/15/2013 12:53:52 PM
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Rob, the whole second-generation phase of biofuels is surprisingly unknown to many people, especially here in the US. That second generation is the use of non-food crops, on soil that can't be used for food crops, etc. etc.

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Elizabeth M   4/15/2013 12:17:53 PM
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Thanks for presenting a different side about how the refuse from these crops can be reused, Ann. I didn't realize there was this type of research being done, but it's good to see! Anytime natural waste materials can be reused to improve something else, that's a good thing.

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Good use of waste
Rob Spiegel   4/15/2013 11:58:24 AM
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Very interesting, Ann. Nice use of waste materials, especially since everything usable has already been squeezed from these materials. I also like that it's non-food materials that are going into the concrete.

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